New York catchup: our favourites from last week's fashion week
With all eyes turning from New York to London, we pick our top 10 must-see looks that graced the Manhattan catwalks
Rebecca Vallace's debut NY fashion week show took place this week. The Aussie's collection mostly followed a neutral colour scheme with a slightly androgynous twist. What we really loved was this matching jumper and pencil skirt outfit; comfortable and yet incredibly chic. Also, we are very happy to see the matching trend is here to stay into Autumn Winter 2014, it just makes life that little bit easier.
This outfit from Jenny Packham makes use of a trend we noticed on many NY catwalks, the mixing and matching of unusual textures. In the outfit sparkles, netting and feathers all come together to create something visually stunning. It shouldn’t work, but it does. (Also, that shade of blue...)
Badgley Mischa knows how to dress women. The designer always manages the perfect cut; that skims and clings in all the right places. This dress is no different. The flattering neckline, the fishtail-style skirt (made from incredibly delicate lace) and the floral gold embellishment, results in one beautiful and flattering gown.
Skingraft made use of new types of material for their street-wear collection, including hand-quilted leather and mohair, shaved pony hair, and ribbed nylon-fused fleece. We love those over sized shoulder pad balls. Titbit – Kelly Cutrone of People’s Revolution produced their New York Fashion Week Show.
Donna Karen celebrated 30 years of dressing women this year and it was hard to pick just one look from her show. This jacket really stood out for its wearabilty and effortlessness. The tux style cape with metallic collar would fit into just about any wardrobe and the combination of the grey with that pop of pink underneath makes us very happy indeed.
The beading on show at Naeem Khan was stunning. The red carpet designer and favourite of Mrs Obama, used crystals, beads, sheer fabrics and metallic hues to create dresses that shone. The theme was boudoir, but this is certainly not a dress that should be reserved for the bedroom.
Cute Circut took the metallic theme, and ran with it. The London based designer’s wearable and occasionally interactive fashion was futuristic, flirty and fabulous. Pastel metallics were another big theme at fashion week, and one Miss Chung was seen championing the look.
At 71 years old Betsy Johnson is still showing stuffy fashionistas how to make fashion fun. Known for cart-wheeling at the end of every show as well as her outrageous and whimsical designs, Johnson is a firm favourite of ours, as is this outfit. The PVC tutu, the bright sequin and lace body suit, the over sized gold jewellery, the fingerless gloves- Betsy, we salute you.
If you came here looking for 'wow', look no further. This Carolina Herrera dress is an exquisite example of tailoring, cut and beautiful design. She has dressed first ladies and film stars and has been called the undisputed queen of New York fashion week, and looking at this outfit, we can see why.
(Photographs: Getty Images and Reuters)